Earth Day 2017 prompts global #MarchForScience movement

Earth Day 2017 will focus on the importance of science.

The March for Science movement is holding events around the globe to emphasize how important science is to mankind.

According to the March for Science’s Twitter profile, the organization “champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.”

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The Trump administration’s proposed cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency and executive orders targeting environmental regulations has sparked the March for Science movement into action.

Marches are taking place at major cities around the world, including Washington, D.C.

Supporters of science and research gather for the March for Science protest in Sydney on April 22, 2017. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

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